Tag: Positive Psychology

  Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)

Episode 65 – Building Better Habits (and Overcoming Bad Ones)    Chris and Rowan are joined by clinical and forensic psychologist David Cherry to discuss how we can introduce good habits into our routine. David gives lots of actionable tips and strategies for changing our behaviour, plus we look at how you can overcome… Read more »

  Fortifying Our Focus in the Age of Distraction

Episode 64 – Fortifying Our Focus in the Age of Distraction  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of how we can maintain our focus and attention amongst the many distractions in modern life. These include digital media, social media, advertising and others that compete for our attention and want to distract us from our… Read more »

  Calling On Our Creativity

Episode 62 – Calling On Our Creativity  PART 1 – today’s episode is the first in a two-part series on the topic of creativity. Today, we talk about how creativity benefits and encourages our well-being, as well as the elements that make up creativity. We look at the work of Hungarian American psychologist Mihaly… Read more »

  Synchronicity Supporting Life Choices

Episode 61 – Synchronicity Supporting Life Choices  In a follow up to last week’s episode, Chris and Rowan discuss the role of synchronicity in affirming and directing our life choices. Last week’s podcast focussed on the rationality and psychology involved in making choices, but this week we discuss the more intuitive elements of making… Read more »

  When Too Much Choice is a Challenge

Episode 60 – When Too Much Choice is a Challenge  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of decision making and how recognising the way that we make decisions can help our well-being. It seems a bit paradoxical, but when we are presented with too many options, it can stand in the way of us… Read more »

  Flow, Friendships and Families

Episode 59 – Flow, Friendships and Families  As a follow-up to last week’s episode about flow, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic in the context of our relationships and friendships. Although many of the elements of flow are individual, we can tap into flow with those around us to enhance our relationships. This Week’s… Read more »

  Flourishing with Flow

Episode 58 – Flourishing with Flow  Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of Flow, drawing from the work of renowned psychologist Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi. The concept of flow can help us to optimise our well-being by identifying the activities that most engage us. This Week’s Links Finding our Sense of Flow – an article on… Read more »

  Finding Our Sense of Flow

An article about optimising our wellbeing by identifying the activities that most engage us.

  Revisiting Our Strengths

Episode 57 – Revisiting Our Strengths  In preparation for talking about flow in the next podcast, Chris and Rowan discuss the benefits of completing the character strengths exercise. An awareness of your character strengths can significantly improve your well-being and enhance your problem-solving capabilities. We discuss the character strengths, particularly in the context of… Read more »

  Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50

Episode 50 – Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50 – A look back at the key themes  In celebration of 50 episodes of the podcast, Chris and Rowan look back at some of their favourite themes and topics that have come up on the podcast so far. Plus, we speak a bit about how we’ve… Read more »